Haryana: Congress slams government for barring teachers from wearing jeans, calls them ‘anti-women’

Congress went on to say that Haryana CM, Manohar Lal Khattar, has made derogatory remarks about women in the past as well.

By: ANI | New Delhi | Published:June 11, 2016 1:22 pm
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Taking a strong exception to the recent order of the Haryana education department which bars school teachers from wearing jeans to work, the Congress on Saturday dubbed Chief Minister Manohar Lal Khattar-led government ‘anti women’, claiming that he made objectionable statements on women in the past as well.

“Be it Haryana or Madhya Pradesh, all the BJP-ruled states keep on issuing such decrees like what women should eat, how many children they should produce and what they should wear. It’s shameful that earlier too the Haryana Chief Minister had given objectionable statement on women. His thinking is anti-women. These kinds of decrees do not surprise anymore as his thinking is anti-women,” All India Mahila Congress president Shobha Oza told ANI.

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In a rather bizarre order issued by the Haryana education department last week, elementary and middle school teachers have been asked not to wear jeans to work or while visiting the Directorate in capital Chandigarh.

While the order said wearing jeans to work was not appropriate and the teachers should wear formal clothes, it did not attribute any particular reason for it.

In 2012, the women and child development department had also issued similar instructions, asking women employees to wear “decent” clothes while on the field.

The department order, which asked women employees to desist from wearing jeans and T-shirts to work and instead opt for salwar-kameez or saree, drew flak from various quarters. The order was later withdrawn.

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    Ashutosh
    Jun 11, 2016 at 8:05 am
    At business - work - school - college there HAS to be a proper and decent dress code. Nothing wrong - when at home and other private time - one is free to go nude.
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      Lovely
      Jun 11, 2016 at 8:29 am
      Haryana govt is right. Congress is anti-Haryana women.We can not have Italian dress code.
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        Lovely
        Jun 11, 2016 at 4:52 pm
        Those opposing dress code for teachers, it means students can wear short knickers, is it ok?
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          Parshulakshya
          Jun 11, 2016 at 9:01 am
          Haryana Govt's decision is right and justified. Mainoists want Priyanka Robert dress code to be adopted in schools.
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            Rahul
            Jun 11, 2016 at 8:09 am
            Congress was not agitated when its government recruited illegal and unqualified candidates for teachers post in Haryana for hefthy bribes...but now congress is agitated that teachers cannot wear jeans...wow!
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              Surinder Singal
              Jun 11, 2016 at 3:17 pm
              Sir pl reply to our several letters, organise the working of your office. National woollen mills, panipat . Surinder 9814087596
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                Swapna
                Jun 11, 2016 at 9:41 am
                What's "Bizarre" in it? Many government organizations do have their own rules on attire, right from a post man, service men to a bus conductor. Moreover, teachers are always in a respectable position in our society. They are the inspiration for a nurturing student of a cl. As we know students do have dress code only to instill a sense of oneness, discipline and equality among the different categories of economic and cultural backgrounds of the students. If you yourself cannot follow a code of conduct(here dress code), then how can you dictate your students in maintaining an educational insution's code of conduct or discipline? No organization in this world would ever term jeans as an official or formal dress code except the coal mine industry. Casualness is fine outside an organization but in serious business(nation building) its not suitable or apt. The role of opposition should not be just for the sake of opposing what ever the majoritarian government does, but should be in common good and constructive criticism for the sake of society and the country.
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                  yousef
                  Jun 11, 2016 at 2:51 pm
                  They can wear dhoti or lungi instead.
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